NOTIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION GRANTED FOR THE PROPOSED INSTALLATION OF A TELECOMMUNICATION MAST AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE AT ASHBURTON TUNNEL NO. 4, PIETERMARITZBURG IN THE KWAZULU NATAL PROVINCE
DEFF REF: 14/12/16/3/3/1/2217
Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) was granted Environmental Authorisation (EA) from the National Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) for the installation of a telecommunication mast and associated infrastructure above Ashburton Tunnel No. 4, Pietermaritzburg in the KwaZulu-Natal Province in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA, No. 107 of 1998). The EA was granted on the 3rd of December 2020 and received on the 7th of December 2020, and will remain valid for a 10 year period from the date of issue. For reasons of the decision by the competent authority refer to Annexure 1 of the EA, page 11.
Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) are afforded a 20-day period to lodge an appeal against this decision from the date of notification. However, According to the NEMA National Appeals Regulations (2014, as amended) “the period of 15 December to 5 January must be excluded from the reckoning of days.” The 20-day appeals period will therefore run from 11 December 2020 to 22 January 2021.
Should you wish to lodge an appeal this against decision, please submit the appeal to the appeals administrator within the time period(s) stipulated above. A copy of the notice of intention to appeal must also be served to the applicant, all registered interested and affected parties as well as any organ of state with an interest in the matter. Appeals to the EA must be submitted in writing on the prescribed form to:
The Director: Appeals and Legal Review (Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries) at the below-mentioned addresses.
By email: email@example.com
By hand: Environment House
473 Steve Biko
By post:: Private Bag X447
To obtain the prescribed appeal form and for guidance on the submission of appeals, please visit DEFF’s website: https://www.environment.gov.za/documents/forms#legal_authorisations or request a copy from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published: 10 December 2020 Appeals Period: 11 December 2020 to 22 January 2021
Review Period: N/A
10 December 2020
Appeals Period: 11 December 2020 to 22 January 2021
Contact Person: Mr. Aidan Gouws
Tel: (+27) 010 045 1372
Environmental Authorisation Transnet Freight Rail Kwazulu NatalEnvironmental Authorisation (EA - 14-12-16-3-3-1-2217)
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